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My Creative & Technical Workflow Using FCP X To Cut, Mix & Finish The Entirety Of My Feature Film Psychosynthesis

I recently published a detailed article all about the process of producing my feature film PSYCHOSYNTHESIS for just $25K. As a follow up, today I want to share a written account of my entire post-production workflow from end to end. What I believe was unique about my process, was that I used FCP X almost exclusively throughout the entirety of post....

PODCAST: Using Content To Grow A Filmmaking Brand With Tessa Markle & Carolina Alvarez of Femme Regard

This week on the show, I’m excited to be joined by Tessa Markle and Carolina Alvarez – known for their awesome podcast: Femme Regard. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on their show last year and had a blast, and this time around they’re joining me on Show, Don’t Tell to discuss all things indie film. I really wanted to hear about Tessa and...

How To Apply Color Grading LUTs Professionally + My Workflow Explained

There’s a lot of misconception and confusion around the use of color grading LUTs – in particular whether they can be used professionally and if so, how. As someone who has used countless LUTs as a colorist, and created thousands of my own over the years, I thought I’d weigh in. Let’s start with the biggest and most unfounded criticism of LUTs:...

PODCAST: Joshua Caldwell On Directing INFAMOUS, Starring Bella Thorne & Jake Manley

Returning to the show this week is Joshua Caldwell, here to talk all about his latest feature film INFAMOUS, which stars Bella Thorne and Jake Manley. The story follows a reckless woman and her new boyfriend as they become social media sensations when she streams their cross-country robberies online. Throughout our interview, Joshua outlines...

The Era Of The Jack Of All Trades Filmmaker Is Here & What It Means For The Future Of The Industry

One of the most consistent pieces of advice given to upcoming filmmakers is to specialize and focus on a highly specific area of expertise. But is that advice still relevant today? I would argue maybe not.  When I first started out, everyone I met in the business told me to specialize. They assured me that if I became an expert in one very narrow...

PODCAST: How Director Josh David Jordan Found Breakthrough Success With His $36K Indie Feature

Joining me this week on the show is director Josh David Jordan, here to talk all about his debut feature film This World Won’t Break. This unique DIY feature was shot on and off over the course of a year, before securing 14 festival screenings and 13 awards, including best narrative feature at the Dallas International Film Festival. Over the...

PODCAST: Making A Micro-Budget Action Thriller And Landing Distribution With Writer/Director Marcus Mizelle

I’m very excited to be joined once again on the show by writer/director Marcus Mizelle, whose upcoming feature film Chameleon is about to be released everywhere on VOD, Cable and DVD (May 19, 2020). With a production budget of just $6800, Marcus was able to create an incredibly dynamic feature that breaks many of the rules of micro-budget filmmaking,...

PODCAST: Episode 100: Live Q & A With Noam Kroll

To celebrate the 100th episode of Show, Don’t Tell I held my first ever live Q & A session last week on YouTube. Today, I’m republishing it here for those who didn’t catch it live. Throughout this discussion I took questions on the business aspects of filmmaking – addressing many of the most pressing issues for filmmakers looking to build long...

How I Made A Feature Film For $25,000 In 9 Days + A Behind The Scenes Video From Production!

Nearly two years ago I embarked on my latest feature film project Psychosynthesis which is finally gearing up for distribution. The film was made for only $25K in 9 shooting days using some very unconventional techniques that I want to share here today. For a little background you may want to check out some of my past blog articles like this one...

PODCAST: Finding Success With Science-Based Documentaries, Featuring Co-Directors David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg

My guests this week – David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg – have an amazing track record of success with their feature length documentaries. From their debut feature The Immortalists which premiered at SXSW to their follow up feature Bill Nye: Science Guy to their latest project We Are As Gods, their films have been making a massive impact for years....

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